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NASA Images
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The two STEREO spacecraft, A (red path) and B (yellow path), are launched from the Earth into a highly eccentric orbit with an apogee that reaches the orbit of the Moon. Once in this orbit, the trajectories are adjusted so they can receive gravity-assists from the Moon. The gravity assist will send them both into heliocentric orbits, one spacecraft ahead of the Earth and the other behind the Earth. This trajectory was generated using a spacecraft ephemeris generated shortly after launch. Note:...
Topics: Earth, HDTV, Moon, Sun, Orbit, Stereo Display, What -- STEREO, What -- Earth, What -- Moon, What --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3364
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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This movie shows the Sun from the two STEREO spacecraft using the 195 Ôæå__ngstrom filter on the Extreme UltraViolet Imager (EUVI). This filter reveals ionized iron (Fe<sup>+11</sup>=Fe XII), which forms at temperatures above 1.6x10<sup>6</sup>K, and flows along the magnetic field lines of the solar active regions. New regions come into view as the Sun rotates. Note: Left-eye movie of the Sun in 195 Ångstrom ultraviolet. Animator: Eric...
Topics: HDTV, Magnetic Fields, Solar Rotation, Sun, Earth Science, Sun-earth Interactions, Solar Activity,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3428
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio LIMA Data provided by: Patricia Vornberger (SAIC)
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The Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA) is a data product funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and jointly produced by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The images shown here are compared to what is currently the best mosaic of Antarctica called the MODIS Mosaic of Antarctica (MOA). MOA is a composite of 260 swaths comprised of both Terra and Aqua MODIS images acquired between...
Topics: HDTV, Earth Science, Cryosphere, Glaciers/Ice Sheets, Earth Science, Cryosphere, Glaciers/Ice...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3414
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio The Blue Marble Next Generation data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).
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On August 13, 2005, almost the entire Ayles Ice Shelf calved from the northern edge of Ellesmere Island. This continues the trend of dramatic loss of these ice shelves over the past century, reducing the remaining ice shelves there from six to five. Since 1900, approximately 90% of the Ellesmere Island ice shelves have calved and floated away. There is insufficient new ice formation to replace the ice that has been lost. The Ayles calving event was the largest in at least the last 25 years; a...
Topics: Cryology, HDTV, Ice Shelf, Earth Science, Cryosphere, Sea Ice, Earth Science, Cryosphere, Sea Ice,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3430
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio The Next Generation Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC). MODIS data data courtesy of Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Project (NASA/GSFC)
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Associated with tropical thunderstorms are broad fields of cirrus clouds that flow out of the tops of the vigorous storm systems that form over warm tropical oceans. These clouds play a role in how much infrared energy is trapped in Earth's atmosphere. NASA's Tropical Composition, Cloud and Climate Coupling (TC4) mission, which runs from July 16, 2007 through August 8, 2007, aims to document the full lifecycle of these clouds. Observations from four A-Train satellites flying in formation will...
Topics: Atmospheric science, Earth Science, Atmosphere, Earth Science, Atmosphere, Atmospheric Phenomena,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3436
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center and NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory Scientific Visualization Studio
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Although originally designed to measure atmospheric water vapor and temperature profiles for weather forecasting, data from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument on NASA's Aqua spacecraft are now also being used by scientists to observe atmospheric carbon dioxide. Scientists from NASA; the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; the European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts; the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey;...
Topics: Atmospheric science, Carbon Dioxide, Chemistry, HDTV, Volume, Earth Science, Atmosphere,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3440
NASA Images
by *Credit for Hubble Image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley), and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Credit for CTIO Image:* N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley) and NOAO/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF
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*Description*: [Left] ? A towering "mountain" of cold hydrogen gas laced with dust is the site of new star formation in the Carina Nebula. The great gas pillar is being eroded by the ultraviolet radiation from the hottest newborn stars in the nebula. [Right] ? A close-up look at the peak of one of these "pillars of creation" reveals unequivocal evidence that stars are being born inside the columns. A pencil-like streamer of gas shoots out in both directions from the pillar...
Topics: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372, What -- Carina, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/image/g/
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Saturn Object Description: Planet Distance: The semi-major axis of Saturn's orbit about the sun is 9.5 Astronomical Units (A.U.) or roughly 1.4 billion km. Dimensions: The planet (without rings) has a diameter of roughly 75,000 miles (120,000 km) at the equator. About the Data Data Description: The Hubble images and videos were created from HST data from proposal 6030: M. Tomasko and E. Karkoschka (University of Arizona);...
Topics: What -- Saturn, What -- Sun, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- Arizona
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/13/image/j/
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by NASA/Solar & Heliospheric Observatory
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When the Sun is in its quiet period as it is now, it often presents some very distinctive coronal structures that can be observed with SOHO's coronagraphs. In this still and video clip (September 2-5, 2007) one can see several, well-defined, lighter lines extending out into space. These are shaped by relatively long-lived magnetic features near the Sun's surface that extend out into space. Most solar scientists would call these "streamers." In the video clip you can watch as the...
Topics: What -- Sun, What -- SOHO
Source: http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/pickoftheweek/old/07sep2007/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and N. Pirzkal (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ])
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*Description*: In this image of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, several objects are identified as the faintest, most compact galaxies ever observed in the distant universe. They are so far away that we see them as they looked less than one billion years after the Big Bang. Blazing with the brilliance of millions of stars, each of the newly discovered galaxies is a hundred to a thousand times smaller than our Milky Way Galaxy. The bottom row of pictures shows several of these clumps (distance...
Topics: HUDF, What -- Spitzer Space Telescope, What -- Constellation, What -- Fornax, What -- Hubble Space...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/31/image/a/
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by *Video Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and M. Estacion (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/22/video/a/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/22/video/a/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/22/video/a/still/3/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/22/video/a/still/4/ ]
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*Description*:> A total of 129 of Hubble Space Telescope's best images have been incorporated into Sky in Google Earth. This easy-to-use Internet tool enables users to view and navigate through 100 million individual stars and 200 million galaxies. High-resolution imagery and informative overlays about the Hubble images create a unique educational environment for visualizing and learning about space. Astronomers at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore worked with Google...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth, What -- USERS, What -- High Resolution Imager
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/22/video/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and K. Borne (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: A rare and spectacular head-on collision between two galaxies appears in this NASA Hubble Space Telescope true-color image of the Cartwheel Galaxy, located 500 million light-years away in the constellation Sculptor. The new details of star birth resolved by Hubble provide an opportunity to study how extremely massive stars are born in large fragmented gas clouds. The striking ring-like feature is a direct result of a smaller intruder galaxy _Ôø___Ôø__ possibly one of two...
Topics: Cartwheel Galaxy, ESO 350-40, AM0035-335, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/17/image/d/
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by NASA/Solar & Heliospheric Observatory
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Series of LASCO C3 images showing two comets approaching the Sun. The time period covers about 4 hours. They do not reappear on the other side.
Topics: What -- COMETS, What -- Sun, What -- SOHO
Source: http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/gallery/images/2comets.html
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A promontory nicknamed "Cape Verde" can be seen jutting out from the walls of Victoria Crater in this approximate true-color picture taken by the panoramic camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. The rover took this picture on martian day, or sol, 1329 (Oct. 20, 2007), more than a month after it began descending down the crater walls - and just 9 sols shy of its second Martian birthday on sol 1338 (Oct. 29, 2007). Opportunity landed on the Red Planet on Jan. 25, 2004....
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Crater, What -- Panoramic...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=5763
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by NASA/Solar & Heliospheric Observatory
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CME blast and subsequent impact at Earth -- This illustration shows a CME blasting off the Sun's surface in the direction of Ea CME blast and subsequent impact at Earth -- This illustration shows a CME blasting off the Sun's surface in the direction of Earth. This left portion is composed of an EIT 304 image superimposed on a LASCO C2 coronagraph. Two to four days later, the CME cloud is shown striking and beginning to be mostly deflected around the Earth's magnetosphere. The blue paths...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- SOHO
Source: http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/gallery/images/sunearth01.html
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Comet Hale-Bopp observed by SOHO/SWAN on April 3, 1997. SOHO looks at a comet's shadow in space Depicted here is a series of three images of Comet Hale-Bopp's shadow taken by SOHO's SWAN instrument between 25 February, 1997 and 8 March, 1997. The blue-white monochrome images show a portion of the sky illuminated by the Sun's ultraviolet light. The Sun is shown as a round dot at the bottom. The bright white glow at the centre is a 150-million-kilometre-wide hydrogen cloud released by Hale-Bopp's...
Topics: What -- SOHO, What -- COMETS, What -- Sun
Source: http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/gallery/Particle/swa011.html
NASA Images
by NASA/JPL-Caltech/D. Barrado y Navascu‘¯_s (LAEFF-INTA)
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This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows infant stars "hatching" in the head of the hunter constellation, Orion. Astronomers suspect that shockwaves from a supernova explosion in Orion's head, nearly three million years ago, may have initiated this newfound birth. The region featured in this Spitzer image is called Barnard 30. It is located approximately 1,300 light-years away and sits on the right side of Orion's head, just north of the massive star Lambda Orionis. Wisps...
Topics: What -- Spitzer Space Telescope, What -- Constellation, What -- Orion, What -- Earth, What --...
Source: http://sscws1.ipac.caltech.edu/Imagegallery/image.php?image_name=sig07-007
NASA Images
by ASA/JPL-Caltech/D. Barrado y Navascu‘¯_s (LAEFF-INTA)
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This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows infant stars "hatching" in the head of the hunter constellation, Orion. Astronomers suspect that shockwaves from a supernova explosion in Orion's head, nearly three million years ago, may have initiated this newfound birth. The region featured in this Spitzer image is called Barnard 30. It is located approximately 1,300 light-years away and sits on the right side of Orion's head, just north of the massive star Lambda Orionis. Wisps...
Topics: What -- Spitzer Space Telescope, What -- Constellation, What -- Orion, What -- Earth, What --...
Source: http://sscws1.ipac.caltech.edu/Imagegallery/image.php?image_name=sig07-006
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by NASA/Stennis Space Center
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Members of the 2007 class of Partners in Leadership toured NASA Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Miss., on Jan. 11. They visited the center's B Test Stand, part of the center's rocket engine test complex. The Partners in Leadership training program is designed to teach Pearl River County leaders about their county's government, economic development, health and human services, history and arts, environment and education during a 10-month period. The program, sponsored by the Partners for...
Topics: Partners in Leadership, Partners for Pearl River County, Picayune, B Test Stand, Where -- Stennis...
Source: http://www.ssc.nasa.gov/sirs/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], J. R. Graham and P. Kalas (University of California, Berkeley), and B. Matthews (Hertzberg Institute of Astrophysics)
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*Description*: Taken with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, this image shows light reflected off dust in a debris disk around the young star AU Microscopii. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: AU Microscopii (AU Mic, GJ 803, HD197481) Object Description: Spectral Type "M0" Star with Debris Disk Position (J2000): R.A. 20h 45m 09s.53 Dec. -31° 20' 27".2 Constellation: Microscopium Distance: Approximately 33 light-years (10 parsecs). Dimensions: This...
Topics: AU Mic, GJ 803, HD197481, AU Microscopii, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/02/image/b/
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Description: Planetary Nebulae Object: He 2-47 What is Hubble Heritage? A monthly showcase of new and archival Hubble images. Go to the Heritage site. The colorful, intricate shapes in these NASA Hubble Space Telescope images reveal how the glowing gas ejected by dying Sun-like stars evolves dramatically over time. These gaseous clouds, called planetary nebulae, are created when stars in the last stages of life cast off their...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Sun, What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/33/image/c/
NASA Images
by *Credit for Hubble Image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley), and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Credit for CTIO Image:* N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley) and NOAO/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF
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*Description*: An approximately one-light-year tall "pillar" of cold hydrogen towers above the wall of the molecular cloud. The 2.5-million-year-old star cluster called Trumpler 14 appears at the right side of the image. A small nugget of cold molecular hydrogen, called a Bok globule, is silhouetted against the star cluster. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372 Object Description: Emission Nebula in the Milky Way Galaxy...
Topics: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372, What -- Carina, What -- Constellation, What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/image/d/
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Saturn Object Description: Planet Distance: The semi-major axis of Saturn's orbit about the sun is 9.5 Astronomical Units (A.U.) or roughly 1.4 billion km. Dimensions: The planet (without rings) has a diameter of roughly 75,000 miles (120,000 km) at the equator. About the Data Data Description: The Hubble images and videos were created from HST data from proposal 6030: M. Tomasko and E. Karkoschka (University of Arizona);...
Topics: What -- Saturn, What -- Sun, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- Arizona
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/13/image/g/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and K. Noll (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) *Acknowledgment:* The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ])
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*Description*: This image, taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, shows the colorful "last hurrah" of a star like our Sun. The star is ending its life by casting off its outer layers of gas, which formed a cocoon around the star's remaining core. Ultraviolet light from the dying star makes the material glow. The burned-out star, called a white dwarf, is the white dot in the center. Our Sun will eventually burn out and shroud itself with stellar debris, but not for another 5 billion...
Topics: NGC 2440, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Sun, What -- Uranus, What -- Neptune, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/09/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and A. Simon-Miller (NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] Goddard Space Flight Center)
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*Description*: Full field image of Jupiter taken with WFPC2 on March 25, 2007. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Jupiter Object Description: Planet Distance: The semi-major axis of Jupiter's orbit about the sun is 5.2 Astronomical Units (778 million km or 483 million miles). Dimensions: The planet has a diameter of roughly 88,789 miles (142,984 km) at the equator. About the Data/Images Proposal: 11096: K. Noll (STScI), H. Weaver (Johns Hopkins...
Topics: Jupiter, What -- Jupiter, What -- Sun, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), Where --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/25/image/d/
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This dramatic image of Io was taken by the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) on New Horizons at 11:04 Universal Time on February 28, 2007, just about 5 hours after the spacecraft's closest approach to Jupiter. The distance to Io was 2.5 million kilometers (1.5 million miles) and the image is centered at 85 degrees west longitude. At this distance, one LORRI pixel subtends 12 kilometers (7.4 miles) on Io. This processed image provides the best view yet of the enormous 290-kilometer...
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Io, What -- Long Range...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=5083
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by NASA/Solar & Heliospheric Observatory
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SOHO had a ring-side seat to watch as a sun-grazing comet swept by the Sun on June 8, 2007. With its tail stretching far out behind it, it was one of the brightest sun-grazers that we have seen. This one belongs to the Kreutz family of comets, thought to belong to a much larger comet that broke up some 2,000 years ago These groups are the result of a much larger comet that broke up some 2,000 years ago during its perihelion (closest approach to the Sun) passage. By Kreutz standards, this one is...
Topics: What -- SOHO, What -- Sun, What -- COMETS
Source: http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/pickoftheweek/old/15jun2007/
NASA Images
by NASA/Solar & Heliospheric Observatory
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One of the STEREO spacecraft (Ahead) caught an enourmous wave as it rippled across the most of the Sun (Dec. 7, 2007). While the visual effect is subtle when observed in at extreme UV wavelengths, (especially in any still image) there is nothing subtle about the roughly 500,000 miles it traverses at a speed of 500-1500 km/s in a just few hours or the amount of energy it carries. This event was likely triggered by a small flare and CME from Active Region 977. Scientists believe this is the most...
Topics: What -- STEREO, What -- Sun, What -- SOHO
Source: http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/pickoftheweek/old/14dec2007/
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by NASA/Solar & Heliospheric Observatory
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POLAR FLOWS IMAGE: This image is a graphical representation of the surface flow from the equator to the poles of the Sun. The flow lines overlay an image of the rotation speed at the Sun?s surface, taken using the Michelson Doppler Imager (MDI) instrument on the NASA/ESA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) spacecraft over a period of 12 months ending June 1997. The false colors represent speed; red material is rotating faster than the blue material. As this material rotates, it is also...
Topics: What -- Polar, What -- Sun, What -- Imager, What -- SOHO
Source: http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/gallery/Helioseismology/mdi023.html
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by NASA/Solar & Heliospheric Observatory
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LASCO C3 image of the large coronal mass ejection (CME) of 6 May 1998.
Topic: What -- SOHO
Source: http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/gallery/SolarCorona/las022.html
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by NASA/Solar & Heliospheric Observatory
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Extreme ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (EIT) 304? image of a pair of similarly shaped prominences from 11 January 1998. Material in the He II line shown here is at temperatures of 60,000 to 80,000K.
Topics: What -- Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope, What -- SOHO
Source: http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/gallery/images/hooks.html
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by NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Velusamy (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
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In this processed Spitzer Space Telescope image, baby star HH 46/47 can be seen blowing two massive "bubbles." The star is 1,140 light-years away from Earth. The infant star can be seen as a white spot toward the center of the Spitzer image. The two bubbles are shown as hollow elliptical shells of bluish-green material extending from the star. Wisps of green in the image reveal warm molecular hydrogen gas, while the bluish tints are formed by starlight scattered by surrounding dust....
Topics: What -- Spitzer Space Telescope, What -- Earth, Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
Source: http://sscws1.ipac.caltech.edu/Imagegallery/image.php?image_name=sig07-022
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by Hubble data: NASA, ESA, and A. Zezas (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics); GALEX data: NASA, JPL-Caltech, GALEX Team, J. Huchra et al. (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics); Spitzer data: NASA/JPL/Caltech/S. Willner (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
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This beautiful galaxy is tilted at an oblique angle on to our line of sight, giving a "birds-eye view" of the spiral structure. The galaxy is similar to our Milky Way, but our favorable view provides a better picture of the typical architecture of spiral galaxies. M81 may be undergoing a surge of star formation along the spiral arms due to a close encounter it may have had with its nearby spiral galaxy NGC 3077 and a nearby starburst galaxy (M82) about 300 million years ago. M81 is...
Topics: What -- Galaxy Evolution Explorer, What -- Earth, What -- Constellation, What -- Ursa Major, What...
Source: http://sscws1.ipac.caltech.edu/Imagegallery/image.php?image_name=sig07-009
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by NASA/CXC/JPL-Caltech/CfA
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While perhaps not quite as well known as its star-formation cousin Orion, the Corona Australis region (containing, at its heart, the Coronet cluster) is one of the nearest and most active regions of ongoing star formation. At only about 420 light-years away, the Coronet is over three times closer than the Orion nebula is to Earth. The Coronet contains a loose cluster of a few dozen young stars with a wide range of masses and at various stages of evolution, giving astronomers an opportunity to...
Topics: What -- Orion, What -- Earth, What -- Opportunity
Source: http://sscws1.ipac.caltech.edu/Imagegallery/image.php?image_name=sig07-017
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by NASA/Stennis Space Center
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DEVELOP team members at Stennis Space Center for the summer 2007 term are (from left): front row, students Deirdra Boley, Jason Jones, Lauren Childs, Craig Matthews and Denise Spindel; back row, advisers Cheri Miller of NASA, Kenton Ross of Science Systems and Applications Inc., Andra Johnson of Southern University and Roxzana Moore, SSAI.
Topics: DEVELOP students, summer 2007, Cheri Miller, Where -- Stennis Space Center (SSC)
Source: http://www.ssc.nasa.gov/sirs/
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Barbara Marino (left), Stennis Space Center education technology specialist, shows Astro Camp Counselor Beverly Fitzsimmons a LEGO model during a teambuilding exercise May 29 at SSC's North Gate computer lab as a part of the counselors' `new hire' orientation.
Topics: Astro Camp, Counselors, Barbara Marino, LEGO model, teambuilding, Where -- Stennis Space Center...
Source: http://www.ssc.nasa.gov/sirs/
Langley Research Center Media Archive
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Portrait of John Malone
Langley Research Center Media Archive
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MISSE GA & GB Pre-Flight
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Portrait of Lisa McAlhaney
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MISSE GA & GB Pre-Flight
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Portrait of Eric Pope
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The A-Train is a group of spacecraft flying in close formation allowing data taken by each instrument to be correlated to the other instruments providing data synergy. The A-Train includes Aqua, CloudSat, CALIPSO, Parasol, and Aura. The animation begins showing the Earth with moving clouds and with a day/night terminator. Time slows down, and A-train spacecraft orbits are added during a daytime pass. The orbits progress around the globe for 12 hours. During a night time pass the camera zooms...
Topics: Atmospheric science, HDTV, Earth Science, Atmosphere, Clouds, Cloud Liquid Water/Ice, iPod, What --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3437
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Oscillator / Antenna for High Temperature Wireless Sensor
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A bright and expansive coronal mass ejection (CME) unfurled itself over about an eight-hour period (January 24, 2006) this week. As seen in SOHO's LASCO C2 coronagraph, the bright front emerged in the shape of an arc from behind the occulting disk but soon expanded into a ragged, bulbous shape with lots of structural lines inside it. (The Sun is represented by the white circle in the center of the red occulting disk.) The source of this CME was apparently an active region just beginning to...
Topics: What -- Sun, What -- Earth, What -- SOHO
Source: http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/pickoftheweek/old/26jan2007/
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Fireworks in sequence from four instruments. This CME, part of a series of 5 CMEs in late November 2000, shows its progress fr Joseph B. Gurman Normal Joseph B. Gurman 1 0 2001-02-02T20:43:00Z 2001-02-02T20:43:00Z 1 42 245 NASA GSGC 2 1 300 9.2511 800x600 0 0 Fireworks in sequence from four instruments This CME, part of a series of 5 CMEs in late November 2000, shows its progress from a sunspot group (MDI), to the flash of a flare (EIT 195_Ö), to a blasting CME seen 14 hours later (LASCO C2),...
Topic: What -- SOHO
Source: http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/gallery/images/nov00cme.html
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Radial and latitudinal variations of the sound speed in the Sun as derived from MDI measurements. Red = hotter regions than in standard model, blue = cooler regions. Concentric layers in a cutaway image show oddities in the speed of sound in the deep interior of the Sun, as gauged by two instruments. MDI measures vertical motions due to sound waves reverberating through the Sun, at a million points on the visible surface. VIRGO detects the solar oscillations by rhythmic variations in the Sun's...
Topics: What -- Sun, What -- Virgo, What -- SOHO
Source: http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/gallery/images/mdi025b.html
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A long whip-like eruptive prominence is captured in this EIT 304Ôø_ image on 30 July 2002. Although one end of the prominence is still attached to the Sun, it probably broke away soon after the image was taken--it was gone in the next image 6 hours later. Prominences are huge clouds of relatively cool dense plasma suspended in the Sun's hot, thin corona. At times, they can erupt, escaping the Sun's atmosphere. Emission in this spectral line shows the upper chromosphere at a temperature of...
Topic: What -- SOHO
Source: http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/gallery/images/whip304.html
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A rare, infrared view of a developing star and its flaring jets taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows us what our own solar system might have looked like billions of years ago. In visible light, this star and its surrounding regions are completely hidden in darkness. Stars form out of spinning clouds, or envelopes, of gas and dust. As the envelopes flatten and collapse, jets of gas stream outward and a swirling disk of planet-forming material takes shape around the forming star....
Topics: What -- Infrared Array Camera (IRAC), What -- Spitzer Space Telescope, What -- Visible Light, What...
Source: http://sscws1.ipac.caltech.edu/Imagegallery/image.php?image_name=ssc2007-19b
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A new exhibit in StenniSphere depicting NASA's role in hurricane prediction and research and SSC's role in helping the region recover from Hurricane Katrina. The cyclone-shaped exhibit focuses on the effects of the Aug. 29, 2005 storm and outlines how NASA is working to improve weather forecasting. Through photos, 3-D models and digital animations, the exhibit tells the story of what happened inside the storm and how NASA's scientific research can increase the accuracy of hurricane tracking and...
Topics: StenniSphere's new exhibit, hurricane predictions, Hurricane Katrina, cyclone-shaped exhibit, 3-D...
Source: http://www.ssc.nasa.gov/sirs/
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Astronauts Rick Sturckow (right) and Pat Forrester make a presentation Aug. 2 at NASA Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss., about their recent space shuttle mission, STS-117. Sturckow and Forrester thanked employees for the reliability and safe performance of the space shuttle's main engines, which are all tested and proved flight-worthy at SSC. The astronauts delivered a video of their mission's highlights, held a question-and-answer session, met one-on-one with employees and...
Topics: Astronauts Rick Sturckow, Pat Forrester, STS-117 mission, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What --...
Source: http://www.ssc.nasa.gov/sirs/
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Technical facts about this news release: About this Survey Name: Cosmological Evolution Survey (COSMOS) Field Description: Astronomical Survey Position (J2000): R.A. 10h 00m 28s.6 Dec. +02° 12' 21".0 Constellation: Sextens Dimensions: The COSMOS survey field covers 2 square degrees. About the Data Mission: Hubble Subaru VLT XMM/Newton Survey Type: Optical Optical Spectral x-Ray Instrument: ACS/WFC Suprime-Cam VIMOS EPIC Principal Ivestigator: Scoville: 9822; 10092 Taniguchi Kneib Hasinger...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- VLT, Where -- California
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/01/image/d/
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: NGC 6397 Object Description: Globular Cluster Position (J2000): R.A. 17h 40m 41s.36 Dec. -53° 40' 25".3 Constellation: Ara Distance: 8,500 light-years (2.6 kiloparsecs) About the Data Data Description: This image was created from HST data from proposal 10424: H. Richer (University of British Columbia), P. Guhathakurta (University of California, Santa Cruz), R.M. Rich (University of California, Los Angeles), J. Anderson...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Ara, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Columbia, Where...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/42/image/b/
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Uranus Object Description: Planet Distance: The semi-major axis of Uranus's orbit about the sun is 19.18 Astronomical Units (A.U.) or roughly 4.5 billion km. Dimensions: Uranus (without rings) has a diameter of roughly 32,000 miles (51,000 km) at the equator. About the Data Data Description: The Hubble image was created from HST data from proposals 10473: M. Showalter (SETI Institute) and J. Lissauer (NASA Ames Research...
Topics: What -- Uranus, What -- Sun, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- Ames Research Center...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/32/image/d/
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by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and H. Weaver (Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab)
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*Description*: Hubble Space Telescope Image of Comet Holmes Taken on November 4. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Comet 17P/Holmes Object Description: Periodic Comet in our Solar System Position (J2000) (on November 4, 2007): R.A. 03h 42m Dec. +50° 37' Constellation: Perseus Orbital Properties: Comet 17P/Holmes has the following orbital values: Aphelion distance: 5.2 Astronomical Units Perihelion distance: 2.1 Astronomical Units Semi-major axis: 3.6...
Topics: Comet 17P/Holmes, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What -- Perseus,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/40/image/b/
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by *Credit for Hubble Image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and H. Weaver (The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory) *Credit for Ground-based Image:* A. Dyer, Alberta, Canada
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*Description*: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has probed the bright core of Comet 17P/Holmes, which, to the delight of sky watchers, mysteriously brightened by nearly a millionfold in a 24-hour period beginning Oct. 23, 2007. Astronomers used Hubble's powerful resolution to study Comet Holmes' core for clues about how the comet brightened. The orbiting observatory's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) monitored the comet for several days, snapping images on Oct. 29, Oct. 31, and Nov. 4....
Topics: Comet 17P/Holmes, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/40/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], ESO, F. Courbin (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland) and P. Magain (Universite de Liege, Belgium)
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372 Object Description: Emission Nebula in the Milky Way Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 10h 44m Dec. -59° 53' Constellation: Carina Distance: Approximately 7,500 light-years (2,300 parsecs) Dimensions: This image is roughy 25 arcminutes (53 light-years or 16 parsecs) wide. About the Data Data Description: This color image combines many exposures from Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys...
Topics: HE0450-2958, What -- Carina, What -- Constellation, What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/image/y/
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: SN 1987A Object Description: Supernova in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) Position (J2000): R.A. 05h 35m 28s.26 Dec. -69° 16' 13".0 Constellation: Dorado Distance: Approximately 160,000 light-years (49 kiloparsecs) away Dimensions: Each single image of the SN 1987A ring is roughly 9 arcseconds wide. At the distance of the LMC, this represents 9.5 light-years (2.9 parsecs). About the Data Data Description: The primary...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Dorado, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- Large...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/10/image/e/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ] and Z. Levay (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: This illustration shows the relative positions of Earth and Mars at the last seven Martian oppositions from 1995 through 2007. Opposition occurs when the Sun and Mars are on exact opposite sides of Earth, resulting in a full-phase for Mars, similar to a full moon. The images of Mars show the planet's apparent relative size at each opposition, as viewed by the Earth-orbiting Hubble Space Telescope. Orbits of the inner planets are to scale. Technical facts about this news release:...
Topics: Mars, What -- Earth, What -- Mars, What -- Sun, What -- Moon, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST),...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/45/image/i/
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Jupiter Object Description: Planet Distance: The semi-major axis of Jupiter's orbit about the sun is 5.2 Astronomical Units (778 million km or 483 million miles). Dimensions: The planet has a diameter of roughly 88,789 miles (142,984 km) at the equator. About the Data/Images Proposal: 11096: K. Noll (STScI), H. Weaver (Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory), A. Simon-Miller (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center),...
Topics: What -- Jupiter, What -- Sun, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), Where -- Hamilton, Where...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/25/image/c/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], A. Simon-Miller (NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] Goddard Space Flight Center), A. S‘¯_‘¯_‘¯_nchez-Lavega, R. Hueso, and S. P‘¯_‘¯_‘¯_rez-Hoyos (University of the Basque Country), E. Garc‘¯_‘¯_‘¯_a-Melendo (Esteve Duran Observatory Foundation, Spain), and G. Orton (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
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*Description*: Massive Jupiter is undergoing dramatic atmospheric changes that have never been seen before with the keen "eye" of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Jupiter's turbulent clouds are always changing as they encounter atmospheric disturbances while sweeping around the planet at hundreds of miles per hour. But these Hubble images reveal a rapid transformation in the shape and color of Jupiter's clouds near the equator, marking an entire face of the globe. The planet is wrapped...
Topics: Jupiter, What -- Jupiter, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Camera 2, What -- Sun,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/25/image/a/
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The STEREO (behind) spacecraft observed this small prominence rising up from the Sun's surface, twisting around, and subsiding over about a 36-hour period (Oct. 31- Nov. 1, 2007). The charged particles that make up the prominence are responding to powerful magnetic forces that compel the prominence to bend to the arcing field lines. But the forces are not constant: they are often in flux. We see this when the direction of the particles changes near the end of the clip. The material seen at this...
Topics: What -- STEREO, What -- SOHO
Source: http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/pickoftheweek/old/09nov2007/
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This week SOHO offers a comparison of solar observations from the same instrument a solar cycle: two EIT 304 Angstrom images (in extreme ultraviolet light) across exactly eleven years. This is about the average length of a solar cycle. The left-hand image is an early EIT image from SOHO, taken October 1996 when the Sun was near its minimum level of activity. It is quite similar in the general level of solar activity observed (usually seen as whiter areas in these kinds of images) to the...
Topics: What -- SOHO, What -- Sun, What -- Polar
Source: http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/pickoftheweek/old/02nov2007/
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Huge sunspot group -- Active region 9393 as seen by MDI hosted the largest sunspot group observed so far during the current sol Joseph B. Gurman Normal Joseph B. Gurman 1 0 2001-04-11T18:27:00Z 2001-04-11T18:27:00Z 1 NASA GSGC 1 1 9.2511 800x600 0 0 Huge sunspot group -- Active region 9393 as seen by MDI hosted the largest sunspot group observed so far during the current solar cycle. On 30 March 2001, the sunspot area within the group spanned an area more than 13 times the entire surface of the...
Topic: What -- SOHO
Source: http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/gallery/images/bigspotfd.html
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Sungrazing comet plunging towards the Sun. LASCO C2. (Apr. 30, 1998)
Topic: What -- Sun
Source: http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/gallery/Movies/comets.html
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Animation of a CME leaving the Sun, slamming into our magnetosphere.
Topic: What -- Sun
Source: http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/gallery/Movies/animations.html
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SOHO on the Atlas II-AS (AC-121), Cape Canaveral Air Station, 2 December 1995. SOHO was launched on 2 December 1995, 03:08 EST (08:08 UT).
Topics: What -- SOHO, What -- Atlas
Source: http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/gallery/Spacecraft/PL95C-11585.html
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Complex filament eruption - EIT 195A (Feb. 27 2000)
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Two comets plunging into the solar corona (June 2, 1998)
Topic: What -- COMETS
Source: http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/gallery/Movies/comets.html
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Animation of how the Sun's magnetic field winds up and loops out.
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A bright solar flare is captured by the EIT 195Ôø_ instrument on 1998 May 2. A solar flare (a sudden, rapid, and intense variation in brightness) occurs when magnetic energy that has built up in the solar atmosphere is suddenly released, launching material outward at millions of km per hour. The Sun?s magnetic fields tend to restrain each other and force the buildup of tremendous energy, like twisting rubber bands, so much that they eventually break. At some point, the magnetic lines of force...
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Source: http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/gallery/images/eitflaremay98.html
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Ratio of EIT full Sun images in Fe XII 195A to Fe IX/X 171A as recorded on 19 September 1997 at 01:00 UT. This line ratio gives an indication of the temperature distribution in the Sun's corona with dark areas being cooler regions and bright areas being hotter. Note the distinctive temperature differences in the numerous magnetic loops and the hot extended regions in the outer corona at both the West and East limb. The coronal holes at the North and South pole clearly show up as...
Topics: What -- Sun, What -- SOHO
Source: http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/gallery/SolarCorona/eit030.html
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Sequence of SOHO-EIT images showing a shock wave expanding across the solar disk from the site of the origin of a coronal mass ejection (CME), 1997 May 12. A halo CME was observed by SOHO-LASCO. EIT recorded these images in the emission lines of Fe XII near 195 A; this ion is formed at temperatures of about 1.5 million degrees. The wave front travels at speeds of ~ 300 km/s, typical of a fast mode Alfv?n shock in the lower solar corona.
Topics: What -- SOHO, What -- FAST
Source: http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/gallery/SolarCorona/eit025.html
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Observation of the shadow of Comet Hale-Bopp by SWAN. Although most of the hydrogen atoms in the Solar System blow in from interste llar space, comets are surrounded by large hydrogen clouds of their own. When co met Hale-Bopp flew near the Sun parading its long tail in 1997, SOHO was already in orbit. In SWAN observations the scientists have now spotted a remarkable fea ture - never before seen by astronomers - the elongated shadow, more than 150 mi es long, of a comet projected on the sky...
Topics: What -- COMETS, What -- Sun, What -- SOHO
Source: http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/gallery/images/hbshadow.html
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Before, during and after - a blinker event in O V (30,000 x 74,000 km). The three images are minutes apart in time.
Topic: What -- SOHO
Source: http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/gallery/SolarCorona/cds016.html
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Joseph B. Gurman Normal Joseph B. Gurman 1 2001-02-05T16:41:00Z 2001-02-05T16:43:00Z 1 45 259 NASA GSGC 2 1 318 9.2511 800x600 0 0 One hour of a coronal mass ejection on Feb. 26-27, 2000 taken by EIT 195_Ö. A CME blasts into space a billion tons of particles travelling millions of miles an hour.¬¨Ä This particular¬¨Ä CME led to the "lightbulb- shaped" images seen by LASCO's C2 and C3 instruments on Feb. 27th and featured on our "Hot Shots" page.
Topic: What -- SOHO
Source: http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/gallery/images/eit004.html
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MDI Single Dopplergram The MDI instrument is designed to observe the line-of-sight motion of the Sun's photosphere, and to produce a velocity image or dopplergram, with the dominant feature being the solar rotation, which appears as a shift from dark to light across the Sun's disk. The dark colors indicate motion toward the observer.
Topic: What -- SOHO
Source: http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/gallery/Helioseismology/mdi001.html
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MDI 45 Image Average Dopplergram Minus Polynominal Fit Subtracting the average solar rotation signal from a 45 image average of full disk dopplergrams enhances the surface motions associated with solar convection. Convective flow transports material and energy from the Sun's interior along narrow plumes. At the surface, the upwelling material then spreads out horizontally in the granulation pattern seen in this image. Little of this pattern is seen at the center of the solar disk because the...
Topic: What -- SOHO
Source: http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/gallery/Helioseismology/mdi003.html
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The Sun observed by SUMER on 2 February 1996 in the emission line of C III lines at 977.020 , formed in the transition region at a temperature of about 70 000 K. The image is shown in bins of 4x4 pixels, one pixel being approx. 1 arcsec. The patchy pattern is the chromospheric network, with individual cells being of the size of about 30 000 km. Also note some prominences over the limb. This image was the first full Sun scan of SUMER.
Topics: What -- Sun, What -- SOHO
Source: http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/gallery/SolarCorona/sum008.html
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Solar Wind and the Earth's Protective Magnetic Shield Illustration of solar wind heading into space and impacting Earth's protective magnetic shield, its magnetosphere. The particles are seen heading out in all directions, but with some of them hitting our magnetosphere. Earth's magnetic field lines are shown in concentric purple ovals, pushed on by pressure from the Sun and elongated on the side facing sway from the Sun. If the solar wind is particularly strong or if a solar storm impacts us,...
Topics: What -- Sun, What -- Earth, What -- SOHO
Source: http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/gallery/Particle/solwind.html
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Comet Hale-Bopp observed by SOHO/SWAN on April 3, 1997. False color image of the sky in the 110-180 nm spectral range made by the SWAN instrument on-board SOHO on April 3, 1997. The SWAN instrument observes the solar UV light which is back scattered by neutral hydrogen in the interplanetary medium. Comet Hale-Bopp is clearly visible because of its huge hydrogen cloud produced by photo-dissociation of water vapor molecules evaporated from the solid nucleus. This nucleus is composed of ice and...
Topics: What -- SOHO, Where -- Finland
Source: http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/gallery/Particle/swa006.html
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Description: Planetary Nebulae Object: He 2-47 What is Hubble Heritage? A monthly showcase of new and archival Hubble images. Go to the Heritage site. The colorful, intricate shapes in these NASA Hubble Space Telescope images reveal how the glowing gas ejected by dying Sun-like stars evolves dramatically over time. These gaseous clouds, called planetary nebulae, are created when stars in the last stages of life cast off their...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Sun, What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/33/image/e/
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We last saw Comet Machholz as a bright comet streaking past the Sun on Jan. 8, 2002 (see Hotshot from 2002 [ http://soho.nascom.nasa.gov/hotshots/2002_01_08/ ]). Well, guess what! It's back! After over five years of swinging through its elliptical orbit out in space, the same comet has returned. Though not as bright as it appeared last time around, it is hard to miss as it rises from the lower left in our LASCO C3 coronagraph's field of view. Note that the comet's tail always angles away from...
Topics: What -- Sun, What -- COMETS, What -- SOHO
Source: http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/pickoftheweek/old/06apr2007/
Langley Research Center Media Archive
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Portrait of Qamar Shams
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Memorial services for Ames Security Guard Johnny Green. funeral services on the NRP parade ground. Eugolies presented b Chris Christensen, Deputy Center Director, Ames Research Center, Robert Dlci, Cief, Protective Services, Roger Higby, Lt., Ames Protectives serices, Cynthia Green, Daughter, Sloan Thompson, Granddaughter - Awarding of California Commendation Medal, Col. Amos Bagdasarian 129th Rescue Wing, CA Ang, Military Shadow Box, CPO Mike Di Santo, USN, Presentation of American Flags,...
Topics: Where -- Ames Research Center (ARC), Where -- California
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Edited raw footage compilation including Phoenix EDL animation (Oct 2006), spacecraft hardware in Lockheed clean room (May 2006), robotic arm at JPL (June 2006), solar panel deployment and other testing at Lockheed (Sept. 2006). Camera: John Beck/Lockheed Martin/Reggie Hardine/Cory Borst. Master: DVCPro HD. Audio 1: Mono mix 2: Mono mix.
Topics: What -- Phoenix, Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
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Portrait of Linda Burgess
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A gravitational wave is a theoretical fluctuation in the curvature of spacetime caused by the movement of incredibly massive objects. In this animation, two massive black holes orbit each other, creating gravitational waves. Note: This animation shows two black holes orbiting each other, producing gravity waves. Animator: Dana Berry (Skyworks Digital). Writer: Michael D. McClare (HTSI).
Topic: HDTV, Black Hole, Astrophysics, Gravitational Waves
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10142
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Helium nuclei were created in the Big Bang and contain two protons and two neutrons each. Helium is the second most abundant element, comprising roughly one quarter of the mass of the Universe. This animation zooms into a standard helium atom, showing its protons (green), neutrons (white), and electrons (blue). Note: This animation zooms into a standard helium atom, showing its protons (green), its neutrons (white), and its electrons (blue). Animator: Dana Berry (Skyworks Digital). Writer:...
Topics: Atmospheric science, Chemistry, HDTV, Earth Science, Atmosphere, Atmospheric Chemistry,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10133
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- By midmorning, Space Shuttle Atlantis, mounted on a mobile launch platform, nears Launch Pad 39A atop a crawler transporter. First motion out of the Vehicle Assembly Building was at 5:02 a.m. EDT. In late February, while Atlantis was on the launch pad, Atlantis' external tank received hail damage during a severe thunderstorm that passed through the Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39 area. The hail caused visible divots in the giant tank's foam insulation, as...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Atlantis, What -- STS-117, Where -- Kennedy Space Center...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=32095
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- -- Lifting their shovels for the groundbreaking of the Operations Support Building II are (left to right) Bill Pickavance, Vice President & Deputy Program Manager Florida Operations, United Space Alliance; Mike Wetmore, director of Shuttle Processing; Miguel Morales, chief, Facilities Division, Spaceport Services; Mike Sumner, chief of operations, Spaceport Services; David Wolfberg, designer of the facility, with Architect and Engineers Wolfberg, Alvarez and...
Topics: Who -- David Wolf, Who -- Roy D. Bridges, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Where -- Florida
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=18630
Ames Research Center Image Library
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Yuri's Night at Ames a celebration of the first human in space
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Yuri's Night at Ames a celebration of the first human in space
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Yuri's Night at Ames a celebration of the first human in space
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Yuri's Night at Ames a celebration of the first human in space
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CEV (Crew Escape Vehicle) Alternative Launch Abort System (ALAS) configuration test in the Ames 11ft wind tunnel. Test-11-0172
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11th annual chili cook-off
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Mythbusters TV in Ames CVSRF Simulator with Discovery Channel show hosts Adam Savage (black shirt) and Jamie Hyneman (white shirt) inside simulator cab.
Topic: What -- Discovery
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Perseid Meteor flight on Google's Gulfstream Aircraft. P.I. Peter Jeniskens, SETI Group and J Houston-Jones, Meteor Society, CA